Today is the United Nations International Day of Women & Girls in Science. According to a study conducted by the United Nations, only 30% of scientific and technology researchers are women. Due to gender stereotypes, many girls grow up believing they are not good enough to be scientists and that STEM jobs are only for men.
The UN states: “On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, lets change this narrative. Join us in celebrating women and girls who are leading innovation and call for actions to remove all barriers that hold them back.” Therefore, we would like to celebrate the three women scientists of NIS: Ms. Amy Krissanawan – High School Biology and AP Biology Ms. Amy Pothong – High School Psychology, AP Psychology, AP Seminar, AP Research Ms. Fozia Jan Mir – Science Lab Technician. Read about each scientist on each photo below!